Born and raised in the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, UK. Moved to Akita, Japan in 2000. Happily married to Kika, a dancer and choreographer, with two children, Erik and Isla.

Art and entertainment are my family’s passions: my great aunt was an independent film director, my father is a professional photographer and writer, my wife and her mother are dancers/choreographers.

Teacher by trade, with cartography and graphic design on the side. Would love it if that were the other way round. If you like my maps, thanks for your support — helping to make this career a reality.

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